Gérard Lartigue

Gérard Lartigue

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Muret (31), France
75 works

Gérard Lartigue seeks Rodin’s truth, the truth which enables beauty to be manifested. To represent the human face and body, one must explore the volumes under the skin, muscle tension and bone structure.

Three decades immortalising the beauty of the body

Gérard Lartigue's work alternates between the forces of Eros (eroticism) and Thanatos (death). The artist believes firmly in the ability of forms and material to recreate life. Starting out as a painter, he has been a full-time artist for thirty years.

Lartique’s work is no longer a simple representation, it is now a living artwork. He considers himself to be a citizen of the world and a witness of our era, living in the present moment, free from his past. He spent his childhood and teenage years on another continent, America.

Hand gestures as a universal language, journey after journey

Later, Gérard Lartigue travelled primarily in Europe. Fluent in three languages, he managed to make himself understood almost everywhere he went, primarily using his hands. He explores human nature, going beyond the filters of culture, nation, social positions, profession, etc., and has become a highly skilled portrait artist. Drawing has always been the foundation of his art.

Lartigue works with different materials, from stone to marble, clay, plaster and bronze. He goes beyond figurative presence, exploring the deeper layers that affect time, the intangible, and the connection between matter and spirit.

In 2017, the renowned French writer Michel Houllebecq said, "Your bust of me is impressive. The earthy material has extreme expressive power."

"Artworks created from a vision that looks deep into the human being. From inert matter come expressive, lively faces." Painter and art critic Ksenia Milicevic.

Read Gérard Lartigue's Interview on the KAZoART Blog: https://www.kazoart.com/blog/en/artist-interview-%E2%80%A2-in-the-studio-with-gerard-lartigue/

Sculpture workshop, Barcelona Academy of Arts, Barcelona. 2015

Lost wax bronze casting workshop, Rieumes. 2014

Drawing workshop, Croix-Baragnon, Toulouse. 1997-1999

One-year grant for his project on the current image in art - Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA). Young creators, Mexico. 1995

Drawing workshop, Hovedskous Malarskola, Gotebourg, Sweden. 1989

National School of Fine Arts, National University of Mexico, Mexico City. 1985-1989

Les Pionniers de l’Aéropostale, Hotel Le Grand Balcon, Toulouse. 2017

Charlie Hebdo journalists, Fête de l’Humanité, Paris. 2015

Ombres et lumières d’écrivains, Ombres blanches bookstore, Toulouse. 2015

Arteria Exhibition, Monzón, Spain. 2015

Estación Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico. 2012

Gallery of the Scarf, Toulouse. 2011

Cultural area of the nuclear medicine centre, Dijon. 2010

Grand E’terna Gallery, Paris. 2010 and 2009

Instituto de cultura de Baja California, Tijuana, Mexico. 2006

ArtWalk, San Diego, United States. 2006

Espace Bateau-Lavoir, Paris. 1999

Agora Gallery, New York, United States. 1997

Peligro! Gallery, New Orleans, United States. 1996

Southside Gallery, Oxford, United States. 1995

Visus Gallery, Gotenburg, Sweden. 1988

Gérard Lartigue's artwork

Iris
Iris
$2,779
Terracotta Sculpture (46 x 18 cm)
Le souffleur d'âmes
Le souffleur d'âmes
$5,113
Bronze Sculpture (22 x 29 cm)
Simone veil
Simone veil
$16,673
Stone Sculpture (22 x 32 cm)
Michel houellebecq
Michel houellebecq
$9,448
Bronze Sculpture (31 x 45 cm)
Vénus de muret
Vénus de muret
$3,890
Marble Sculpture (16 x 25 cm)
Hommage à simone veil
Hommage à simone veil
$3,890
Terracotta Sculpture (39 x 48 cm)
Sur la défensive
Sur la défensive
$333
Terracotta Sculpture (8 x 20 cm)
Rêve de soleil
Rêve de soleil
$3,223
Bronze Sculpture (37 x 10 cm)
Arc
Arc
$333
Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 14 cm)
Personnage anonyme
Personnage anonyme
$1,000
Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 23 cm)
Blottie sans tête
Blottie sans tête
$333
Terracotta Sculpture (8 x 8 cm)
Corps ciseaux
Corps ciseaux
$667
Terracotta Sculpture (21 x 3 cm)
Torsion
Torsion
$445
Terracotta Sculpture (9 x 15 cm)
Le foyer
Le foyer
$778
Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 19 cm)
Le pont
Le pont
$1,334
Terracotta Sculpture (34 x 16 cm)
La force de l'âge
La force de l'âge
$611
Terracotta Sculpture (12 x 23 cm)
Chloé
Chloé
$2,779
Terracotta Sculpture (26 x 40 cm)
Les aimants
Les aimants
$4,668
Bronze Sculpture (26 x 41 cm)
Cachez ce monde que je ne saurais voir
Cachez ce monde que je ne saurais voir
$667
Terracotta Sculpture (9 x 25 cm)
Carole
Carole
$1,890
Terracotta Sculpture (20 x 38 cm)
Louise bourgeois
Louise bourgeois
$2,223
Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 32 cm)
Cris étouffés
Cris étouffés
$2,779
Marble Sculpture (35 x 28 cm)
Bébé bouddha
Bébé bouddha
$2,779
Marble Sculpture (15 x 30 cm)
Méfiance
Méfiance
$6,669
Marble Sculpture (24 x 37 cm)
Vénus asymétrique
Vénus asymétrique
$645
Terracotta Sculpture (8 x 21 cm)
Crête iliaque
Crête iliaque
$389
Terracotta Sculpture (19 x 5 cm)
Le vêtement vide
Le vêtement vide
$778
Terracotta Sculpture (45 x 25 cm)
Décision difficile
Décision difficile
$611
Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 33 cm)
Contrepoids
Contrepoids
$1,445
Terracotta Sculpture (30 x 53 cm)
Petite fille assise
Petite fille assise
$389
Terracotta Sculpture (14 x 16 cm)
Volumes tronqués
Volumes tronqués
$611
Terracotta Sculpture (32 x 12 cm)
David bowie
David bowie
$3,890
Terracotta Sculpture (25 x 40 cm)
Vénus volcanique
Vénus volcanique
$778
Terracotta Sculpture (14 x 38 cm)
Concavité maternelle
Concavité maternelle
$1,223
Terracotta Sculpture (18 x 16 cm)
Bras derrière
Bras derrière
$667
Terracotta Sculpture (15 x 42 cm)
Vénus sur un genou
Vénus sur un genou
$667
Terracotta Sculpture (12 x 15 cm)
L'art en soi
L'art en soi
$778
Terracotta Sculpture (30 x 19 cm)
Barbara
Barbara
$3,890
Terracotta Sculpture (20 x 40 cm)
Volumes maternels
Volumes maternels
$667
Terracotta Sculpture (12 x 16 cm)
Abbé pierre - hommage
Abbé pierre - hommage
$3,890
Terracotta Sculpture (36 x 41 cm)
Vénus
Vénus
$667
Terracotta Sculpture (14 x 23 cm)
Le regard d'un sculpteur - hommage à giacometti
Le regard d'un sculpteur - hommage à giacometti
$10,559
Bronze Sculpture (30 x 64 cm)
Prisonnier
Prisonnier
$722
Terracotta Sculpture (16 x 27 cm)
Impulsion
Impulsion
$834
Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 18 cm)
Homme au regard songeur
Homme au regard songeur
$2,223
Terracotta Sculpture (26 x 36 cm)
Corps imbriqués
Corps imbriqués
$667
Terracotta Sculpture (16 x 15 cm)
Fenêtre au coeur
Fenêtre au coeur
$778
Terracotta Sculpture (30 x 20 cm)
Modèle en X
Modèle en X
$1,056
Terracotta Sculpture (43 x 21 cm)
Femme bougie
Femme bougie
$722
Terracotta Sculpture (21 x 14 cm)
Amour féminin
Amour féminin
$1,445
Terracotta Sculpture (20 x 20 cm)
Féminité ou espace intérieur
Féminité ou espace intérieur
$667
Terracotta Sculpture (20 x 15 cm)
L'ange de la liberté
L'ange de la liberté
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Stone Sculpture (15 x 51 cm)
L'arc
L'arc
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Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 28 cm)
Emerveillement
Emerveillement
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Terracotta Sculpture (45 x 20 cm)
Imbriquées
Imbriquées
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Terracotta Sculpture (23 x 34 cm)
Andromède
Andromède
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Terracotta Sculpture (19 x 37 cm)
Vénus de lespugue
Vénus de lespugue
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Ceramic Sculpture (8 x 20 cm)
Liberté dans le noir
Liberté dans le noir
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Terracotta Sculpture (10 x 35 cm)
Méditation
Méditation
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Terracotta Sculpture (19 x 19 cm)
Johnny hallyday
Johnny hallyday
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Plaster Sculpture (36 x 46 cm)

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